Essa climbed
the thousand steps
with reluctance,
cursing these risers to the sky
with a vengeance.
She cried
upon reaching the top,
stranded, it seemed, for eons.
But Essa battled back down,
stumbling on the uneven treads –
off-balance –
and when she reached the ground
raised a fist to the air
in triumph.

Posted in Response to the Daily Prompt: Edge of the Frame
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